Reece Joyce stood on Mt Smart Stadium No.2 proudly holding Auckland's Fox Memorial Premiership in his arms, capping off a remarkable 12-month journey.
Lou Goodwin has become the inaugural winner of The NRL Rookie, landing a contract with Canberra Raiders in the process.
Heading into The NRL Rookie season finale, NRL.com spoke with the last three Rookies about their time on the show and what winning an NRL contract would mean.
The NRL Rookie's final three have been named – Chris Hyde, Lou Goodwin and Jordan Martin.
Rugby union convert Gary-John Hill made it to the final five of The NRL Rookie, but was cut by head coach Brad Fittler in Episode 8 of the series on Tuesday.
With only four players remaining and experiencing a jam-packed stadium on Grand Final day, there will be no lack of motivation to go all the way.
The NRL Rookies are spoiled when they are given on-field passes to the 2015 NRL Grand Final, to soak up the atmosphere of the big stage.
The NRL Rookie had another double cut in Episode 7, with Elias Power being one of the two players to exit the show on Tuesday night.
Episode seven saw yet another double cut and we now only have six NRL Rookies remaining!
Matt Johnstone may have been cut from The NRL Rookie in Episode 6, but he almost never even applied to be on the show due to self-doubt.